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Dr Gabriel Katz

PhD (Caltech), MSc (Caltech), Licenciatura in Economics (Universidad de la Republica)

Senior Lecturer

I earned my Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in June 2010. I also hold an MSc. from Caltech and a Licenciatura in Economics from the Universidad de la Republica, in Uruguay.

My work focuses on Latin American Politics, Political Behavior, Political Economy and Research Methods.

Research interests

My research uses advanced statistical methods to address substantive questions in political behaviour, political economy and Latin American politics. Below is a selection of my publications:

-  A General Model of Abstention under Compulsory Voting (with I. Levin). Forthcoming, Political Science Research and Methods, 2018.

-  Electoral Competitiveness and Turnout in British Elections, 1964-2010 (with J. Vowles and D. Stevens). Political Science Research and Methods, vol. 5, no. 4, 2017, 775-794.

-  The Dynamics of Political Support in Emerging Democracies: Evidence from a Natural Disaster in Peru (with I. Levin). International Journal of Public Opinion Research, vol. 28, no. 2, 2016, 173-195.

-  What Does it Take for Congress to Enact Good Policies? An Analysis of Roll Call Voting in the US Congress (with M. Iaryczower). Economics & Politics, vol. 28, no. 1, 2016, 79-104

-  More than Politics: Ability and Ideology in the British Appellate Committee (with M. Iaryczower). Journal of Law Economics and Organization, vol. 32, no. 1, 2016, 61-93.

-  State Capacity and Long-Run Economic Performance (with M. Dincecco). Economic Journal, vol. 126, no. 590, 2016, 189-218.

-  Voting in the Bicameral Congress: Large Majorities as a Signal of Quality (with M. Iaryczower and S. Saiegh). Journal of Law Economics and Organization, vol. 29, no. 5, 2013, 957-991.

-  Modeling Electoral Coordination: Voters, Parties and Legislative Lists in Uruguay (with I. Levin). Journal of Politics in Latin America, vol. 3, no. 2, 2011, 3-41.

-  Assessing the Impact of Alternative Voting Technologies on Multi-Party Elections: Design Features, Heuristic Processing and Voter Choice (with R.M. Alvarez, E. Calvo, M. Escolar and J. Pomares). Political Behavior, vol. 33, no. 2, 2011, 247-270.

-  The Impact of New Technologies on Voter Confidence in Latin America: Evidence from E-voting Experiments in Argentina and Colombia (with R.M. Alvarez and J. Pomares). Journal of Information Technology and Politics, vol. 8, 2011, 199-217.

-  Correcting for survey misreports using auxiliary information with an application to estimating turnout (with J. Katz). American Journal of Political Science, vol. 54, no. 3, 2010, 815-835

-  Structural cleavages, electoral competition and partisan divide: A Bayesian multinomial probit analysis of Chiles 2005 election (with R.M. Alvarez). Electoral Studies, vol. 28, no. 2, 2009, 177-189